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The Resource Scouts out! : the development of reconnaissance units in modern armies, John J. McGrath

Scouts out! : the development of reconnaissance units in modern armies, John J. McGrath

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Scouts out! : the development of reconnaissance units in modern armies
Title
Scouts out!
Title remainder
the development of reconnaissance units in modern armies
Statement of responsibility
John J. McGrath
Title variation
Development of reconnaissance units in modern armies
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the Foreword: Scouts Out is a wide-ranging historical survey of theory, doctrine, organization, and employment of reconnaissance units since the era of mechanization in the early 20th century. Reconnaissance and counter reconnaissance are battlefield missions as old as military history itself and missions for which many armies have created specialized units to perform. In most cases, these units were trained, equipped, and used differently from the majority of an army's fighting units. Horse cavalry performed these missions for centuries, for it had speed and mobility far in excess of main battle units. Once the horse was replaced by mechanization, however, the mobility advantage once enjoyed by the horse cavalry disappeared. Since the early 20th century, the search for the proper mix of equipment, the proper organization, and the proper employment of reconnaissance units has bedeviled armies around the world. This survey uses a divers variety of historical cases to illustrate the enduring issues that surround the equipping, organizing, and employment of reconnaissance units
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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1956-
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McGrath, John J.
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Combat Studies Institute (U.S.)
  • U.S. Army Combined Arms Center
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  • Scouting (Reconnaissance)
  • Military reconnaissance
Label
Scouts out! : the development of reconnaissance units in modern armies, John J. McGrath
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Publication
Note
Shipping list no.: 2008-0403-P
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-231) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Figures -- Key to symbols used in this work -- Introduction and background -- Definitions -- Pre-1914 background -- Summary -- 1: Death Of Cavalry: Reconnaissance Units And World War I -- Prewar organization and theory -- Equipment -- Organization -- Tactical employment -- Tactical reconnaissance -- Operational reconnaissance -- Opening campaign, August 1914 -- Combat case study: Battle of Hamipre, 20 August 1914 -- Prelude to the battle: Cavalry operations in early and mid August 1914 -- Advance on Hamipre and the opposing forces -- Battle of Hamipre -- Insights from the opening battles -- Reconnaissance operations in World War I after August 1914 -- US army reconnaissance units in World War I -- Summary -- 2: Reconnaissance Theory And Organization In The Interwar Period -- Introduction -- American experience -- Air force as the Army's reconnaissance element -- Development of mechanized cavalry -- Divisional reconnaissance elements -- German experience -- Doctrine and theory -- Reconnaissance and the development of Panzer and motorized forces -- Reconnaissance troops in other armies in the interwar period -- British -- French -- Soviets -- Summary -- 3: Reconnaissance Units In World War II -- Introduction -- German experience in World War II -- General German theory, doctrine, and organization -- Polish and French campaigns-Ardennes Redux -- Later German organizational developments -- North Africa and Russia -- Fusilier battalions and the last years of the war -- Summary -- American experience in World War II -- General -- Mechanized cavalry group -- Armored division -- Infantry division, regimental, and separate battalion reconnaissance units -- Marine corps reconnaissance units -- Summary -- Experiences of other armies -- French -- British -- Soviets -- Summary 4: Reconnaissance Units And Operations, 1945-2005 -- Introduction -- Reconnaissance and the Israeli defense force -- Reconnaissance unit organization to 1973 -- IDF 1973 armored reconnaissance battalion and company -- Since 1973 -- Soviet experience -- Organizational structure -- Operational employment -- Summary -- Reconnaissance units in European armies -- British army -- French army -- German army -- Operational reconnaissance units -- American experience, 1945-2005 -- Postwar to Vietnam, 1945-63 -- Armored division, 1945-63 -- Pentomic division -- Battalion-level reconnaissance units -- Armored cavalry regiment, 1948-63 -- US army reconnaissance units, 1964-2003 -- Modular army -- Summary -- Conclusions -- Overview -- Light versus heavy debate -- Availability of forces -- Hybrid units -- Echelonment -- Conclusion -- Nature of reconnaissance -- Glossary -- Selected bibliography -- Primary sources -- Secondary sources -- Appendix: Selected comparative reconnaissance platforms -- Index -- About the author
Control code
17568374
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 253 pages
Isbn
9780980123616
Lccn
2008006375
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Scouts out! : the development of reconnaissance units in modern armies, John J. McGrath
Publication
Note
Shipping list no.: 2008-0403-P
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Figures -- Key to symbols used in this work -- Introduction and background -- Definitions -- Pre-1914 background -- Summary -- 1: Death Of Cavalry: Reconnaissance Units And World War I -- Prewar organization and theory -- Equipment -- Organization -- Tactical employment -- Tactical reconnaissance -- Operational reconnaissance -- Opening campaign, August 1914 -- Combat case study: Battle of Hamipre, 20 August 1914 -- Prelude to the battle: Cavalry operations in early and mid August 1914 -- Advance on Hamipre and the opposing forces -- Battle of Hamipre -- Insights from the opening battles -- Reconnaissance operations in World War I after August 1914 -- US army reconnaissance units in World War I -- Summary -- 2: Reconnaissance Theory And Organization In The Interwar Period -- Introduction -- American experience -- Air force as the Army's reconnaissance element -- Development of mechanized cavalry -- Divisional reconnaissance elements -- German experience -- Doctrine and theory -- Reconnaissance and the development of Panzer and motorized forces -- Reconnaissance troops in other armies in the interwar period -- British -- French -- Soviets -- Summary -- 3: Reconnaissance Units In World War II -- Introduction -- German experience in World War II -- General German theory, doctrine, and organization -- Polish and French campaigns-Ardennes Redux -- Later German organizational developments -- North Africa and Russia -- Fusilier battalions and the last years of the war -- Summary -- American experience in World War II -- General -- Mechanized cavalry group -- Armored division -- Infantry division, regimental, and separate battalion reconnaissance units -- Marine corps reconnaissance units -- Summary -- Experiences of other armies -- French -- British -- Soviets -- Summary 4: Reconnaissance Units And Operations, 1945-2005 -- Introduction -- Reconnaissance and the Israeli defense force -- Reconnaissance unit organization to 1973 -- IDF 1973 armored reconnaissance battalion and company -- Since 1973 -- Soviet experience -- Organizational structure -- Operational employment -- Summary -- Reconnaissance units in European armies -- British army -- French army -- German army -- Operational reconnaissance units -- American experience, 1945-2005 -- Postwar to Vietnam, 1945-63 -- Armored division, 1945-63 -- Pentomic division -- Battalion-level reconnaissance units -- Armored cavalry regiment, 1948-63 -- US army reconnaissance units, 1964-2003 -- Modular army -- Summary -- Conclusions -- Overview -- Light versus heavy debate -- Availability of forces -- Hybrid units -- Echelonment -- Conclusion -- Nature of reconnaissance -- Glossary -- Selected bibliography -- Primary sources -- Secondary sources -- Appendix: Selected comparative reconnaissance platforms -- Index -- About the author
Control code
17568374
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 253 pages
Isbn
9780980123616
Lccn
2008006375
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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